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A group of activists, led by Berkeley High, Berkeley City College and UC Berkeley Black student unions, marched from the UC Berkeley campus to the city council meeting at Old City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Berkeley Council Bans Tear Gas, Baton Strikes, Approves Investigation of December Protests

Two months after Berkeley police injured peaceful protesters with batons, tear gas and projectiles, some 150 activists led by Berkeley High, Berkeley City College and UC Berkeley Black student unions, took the Black Lives Matter [...]
Artist drawing of Coliseum City.

Community Members Question Coliseum City

A number of community members spoke at a public hearing last week at the Planning Commission, raising concerns about how East Oakland neighborhoods and businesses will be impacted by a city proposal to clear the [...]
Former Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner with Assemblyman Tony Thurmond.

Assemblyman Tony Thurmond Introduces Staff

By Kia Croom District 15 Assemblymember Tony Thurmond introduced his new staff at a recent event at Berkeley City Hall. Thurmond’s district staff includes: Brett Badelle, field representative; Brandon Baranco, field representative; Mary Nicely, district [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Attorney General Eric Holder. Photo courtesy of Congresswoman Barbara Lee's office.

Attorney General Holder Visits Oakland to Build Community Trust 

Congresswoman Barbara Lee welcomed Attorney General Eric Holder to Oakland Thursday for a roundtable discussion around building trust between the community and law enforcement.     The conversation, held in the Ronald V. Dellums Federal [...]
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Mayor and Council Pledge Actions to Reduce Systemic Racial Injustice

The Oakland City Council this week continued to come to grips with issues raised at a recent public hearing “on racial inequality within the economic and criminal justice systems.”
Rendering of Oakland Global Trade & Logistic Center to be built on the Port of Oakland and City of Oakland Army Base property.

Residents Ask: Where Are the Community Benefits on Port Railway Project?

The future of Oakland as a conduit for global commerce took a big step forward recently when the Port of Oakland and Union Pacific Railroad started construction on a project to link the ongoing development [...]
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High Cost of Hepatitis C Drug Hits California Budget

By David Siders, Sacramento Bee Last year, after the Food and Drug Administration approved a breakthrough new drug for hepatitis C, health officials around the country warned of dire consequences for state budgets.
Aerial photo of the Oakland Army Base rail project. Photo courtesy of the Port of Oakland.

Construction Begins on Army Base Railroad Connection

A global logistics hub envisioned for Oakland’s decommissioned army base took a big step forward when the Port of Oakland and Union Pacific Railroad start construction to link the site the railroad’s main line. “Connecting [...]